Two Oak Park Teens Face Felony Charges in Separate Incidents

One indicted on theft, gun and drug charges; authorities say the second threatened, struck and dragged ex-girlfriend.

Two 17-year-old Oak Park teenagers face felony charges as a result of two separate incidents.

A Cook County grand jury Thursday handed down an 11-count indictment against Pawel Borowski-Beszta, who authorities said was trying to run a coke and pot ring out of an apartment in the 0-100 block of Harrison Street.


In addition to seven drug and weapons charges leveled against him in the initial arrest on Aug. 4, Borowski-Beszta also faces four theft charges. All of them are felonies.

Authorities tacked on the additional charges after they tracked down the ownership of a significant number of the calculators found at the scene — authorities say 32 of the devices were owned by .

In all, 148 scientific calculators costing as much as $150 apiece were in his possession at the time they were recovered, authorities said. Twenty-five iPods and iPhones were also seized. The investigation into ownership of those devices is continuing, police said.

A .40-caliber handgun, ammunition and two safes containing 126 grams of marijuana, 29.7 grams of cocaine, $1,000 in cash, a money counting machine and scales were also found in the apartment. Based on the investigation, the drugs were connected to Borowski-Bestza, police said.

He remains in Cook County Jail in lieu of posting a $300,000.

Two other men, brothers Ryan Reyes, 28, and Christopher Reyes, 23, were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in connection with the drug ring, police said.

Armed Robbery, Domestic Battery Arrest

Elijah Osagboro was charged with armed robbery and unlawful restraint – both felonies - along with domestic battery and unlawful interference of reporting of domestic violence that authorities say took place because he was upset that his girlfriend, also 17, broke up with him the night before.

Police said the female victim was walking to school just before 8 a.m. Sept. 21 in the area of South Boulevard and Ridgeland when Osagboro grabbed her by her shirt and wrist, then pulled her towards an alley in the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue. Once in the alley, Osagboro pushed her against a garage, placed a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.

After taking a cell phone from the victim's hand — she was trying to call police — the 6 foot 5, 205 pound Osagboro put her in a headlock and pulled her east toward Ridgeland, police said.

After she was repeatedly slapped and punched in the head, she was dragged by her shirt south on Ridgeland and broke free. Police said she alerted an officer in a squad car near Pleasant Street and Ridgeland.

A resident living in the area had already called police, authorities said, but it is uncertain if the officer she flagged down came as a result of the call.

After a foot chase Osagboro was taken into custody in the 200 block of South Ridgeland. The victim was uninjured; the knife was recovered in the area of Pleasant and Ridgeland, authorities said.


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